by Carrie Tian, policy intern
- Edward Snowden’s decision to out himself as the NSA leaker caused scrutiny of the sprawling network of government contractors. (POLITICO)
- Government and industry officials clarified the scope of PRISM over the weekend: the government cannot access data directly from companies’ servers but can send classified queries and receive the requested data remotely. (Washington Post)
- When the stocks of private health insurers soared weeks in advance of the official Medicare decision, it turned a light on the practice of sharing ‘political intelligence’ between government and industry.Email records indicate that hundreds of HHS employees knew of the decision two weeks before it was publicly announced. (Washington Post)
- Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the committee investigating the IRS, released the interview transcript of the self-described conservative IRS manager who ordered increased scrutiny of conservative groups. Cummings blasted Chairman Issa’s handling of the investigation and asserted that the case was effectively concluded. (Yahoo)
- A newly released Pew report shows that while confidence in nonprofit journalism is strong, the majority of nonprofit news organizations have tenuous financial stability. (Knight Foundation)
- Privacy in a Digital World. The Washington Post. Tues. 6/11. 8:30 – 10:15 a.m. 1150 15th Street NW. Registration required.
- The Struggle for Independent Media and Freedom of Expression in Bahrain. National Endowment for Democracy. Tues. 6/11. 10:00-11:30 a.m. 1025 F Street, N.W., Suite 800.
- Nomination of Davita Vance-Cooks, of Virginia, to be the Public Printer. Senate Rules and Appropriations. Wed. 6/12. 10:00 a.m. Room TBA. Live webcast.
- ‘The Democratic Disconnect: Western Democracy in Crisis at Home, Implications Abroad’. Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Thurs. 6/13. 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Room 500 – The Bernstein-Offit Building.
- Why Can’t DHS Better Communicate with the American People? House Homeland Security. Fri. 9:00 a.m. 311 Cannon HOB.